This necklace is a dream. It has some fairly ornate details – like the flowers along the upper part of the gold chain, the net of pearls and diamonds, and the diamond-studded flames scrolling out to either side – but it’s delicate enough that it still feels simple. This beauty is from 1900, and I think the Belle Epoque influence is pretty clear.
This necklace going to be part of Sotheby’s Important Jewels Sale in New York on 20 September 2012 – click here for the listing. All information about and photos of this piece are thanks to Sotheby’s.
Gold, Diamond and Pearl Necklace
Featuring a natural pearl drop measuring approximately 7.9 by 7.0 mm, accented by 20 button-shaped pearls measuring approximately 4.5 to 4.1 mm, further set with numerous old mine, round and old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 13.00 carats, the necklace gathered at the sides by flame motifs, length 15¼ inches, circa 1900.